Volker: U.S. working to strengthen Ukraine's resilience, deter further Russian aggression
United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker has said the U.S. is working to strengthen Ukraine's resilience and deter further Russian aggression.
"Pavlo Klimkin had good meetings in DC. We are working together to strengthen Ukraine's resilience and deter further Russian aggression. It's time for peace for Ukraine," Volker wrote on Twitter on February 7, 2019, following the meetings of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin with top U.S. officials.
@PavloKlimkin had good meetings in DC. We are working together to strengthen Ukraine’s resilience and deter further Russian aggression. It’s time for #peace4Ukraine.— Kurt Volker (@SpecRepUkraine) February 7, 2019
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According to the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States, Klimkin visited Washington to attend the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.
In the framework of the visit, Klimkin and Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly met at the White House with U.S. president's national security advisor John Bolton. The parties discussed the development of security cooperation between Ukraine and the United States.
Klimkin also held a meeting with Chairman of U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Jim Risch and Committee Co-Chair Robert Menendez.
During the ministerial conference, Klimkin held a number of bilateral meetings and talks, in particular with the heads of the delegations of Canada, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sweden, Montenegro, Finland, as well as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan.
The embassy noted the annual event, which this year brought together representatives from 79 countries and international organizations, outlined a further joint strategy of the international coalition in mobilizing efforts to finally overcome ISIS, its organizations and combat the consequences of terrorism.